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Easings.net – CSS3 Animations Leadfooted

January 5th, 2013
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Easings.net – CSS3 Animations Leadfooted

With the introduction of CSS3 we are able to use animated hover effects and other transitions. These transitions can be induced through the use of so-called easings. Easings differ in the way they start and accelerate or slow down and stop an animation. The website Easings.net has put together an overview of available easings....

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Focal Point: CSS-Framework Scales Down Images In Responsive Designs Intelligently

January 4th, 2013
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Focal Point: CSS-Framework Scales Down Images In Responsive Designs Intelligently

Responsive webdesign aims to present websites in the best possible way, even if viewed on mobile devices. Images are usually simply scaled down in that approach. If you use images with a high grade of details pictures soon become too small. The new CSS framework Focal Point cares for shifting the focus to the...

Design

Lord Of The Rings: Ringmark Checks Mobile Browsers For HTML5 Capability

January 3rd, 2013
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Lord Of The Rings: Ringmark Checks Mobile Browsers For HTML5 Capability

HTML5, CSS3 and new JavaScript methods make mobile web apps possible that do not necessarily stand behind native apps for tablets and smartphones. But which mobile browsers on which devices are capable of performing modern HTML5 apps? The benchmark service Ringmark wants to help you find out.

Development

Calendario for jQuery Allows For A Flexible And Responsive Calendar On Your Website

December 26th, 2012
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Calendario for jQuery Allows For A Flexible And Responsive Calendar On Your Website

If you need to publish events, anniversaries, anything that involves a date or date range, it is advisable to do this in the form of a visual calendar. That is exactly what the jQuery plugin Calendario promises to achieve. Calendario integrates a calendar with a month view into any website and is flexible customizable....

Development

HTML 5: Speed Up Your JavaScript-Animations with requestAnimationFrame

December 7th, 2012
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HTML 5: Speed Up Your JavaScript-Animations with requestAnimationFrame

Thanks to CSS3 we no longer need Flash to produce good-looking animations. In general we do not even need JavaScript. But CSS3 falls short for some use cases. If you need to calculate or recalculate your animations, there's no getting round JavaScript. You do not have to use setTimeout and setInterval though. These do...

Development

Viewport Resizer: Extremely Flexible Bookmarklet Lets You Test Different Resolutions Easily

November 23rd, 2012
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Viewport Resizer: Extremely Flexible Bookmarklet Lets You Test Different Resolutions Easily

A web designer's tasks are far from getting easier. More and more different resolutions come to market and have to be addressed in professional layouts. The formerly rather simple distinction between a site for mobile and another for desktop users is not sufficient anymore. With the success of smartphones of the most different sizes...

Essentials

Design Kindle: New Resource For Web Designers Offers Icons, Textures, UIs And More For Free

November 22nd, 2012
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Design Kindle: New Resource For Web Designers Offers Icons, Textures, UIs And More For Free

Web designers are natural born searchers. They are on a continuous quest for icons, textures, inspiration, whatever helps get the next project done. If everything works fine they find what they were looking for and if things run really well the findings can be used freely. I know that Design Kindle is exactly where you should start...

Design

CSS: How To Individualize Scrollbars in Webkit Browsers

November 15th, 2012
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CSS: How To Individualize Scrollbars in Webkit Browsers

Internet Explorer is able to do it. Since ages, immemorially, almost. I'm talking about the customization of its scrollbars. Since version 5.5, which was released in July 2000, you can individualize the colors within its scrollbars. Most currently, browsers based on Webkit have caught up with IE 5.5 and allow for even more sophisticated individualization - their possibilities are not limited...

Design

In From The Cold: Find A Slot For Every Content With Off-Canvas Layouts

November 12th, 2012
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In From The Cold: Find A Slot For Every Content With Off-Canvas Layouts

As a web designer you face challenges constantly. But the evolution of mobile devices multiplies the challenges you have to cope with. Placing texts, images, navigation, sidebars, headers and what not on a desktop-sized browser-window is hard enough in terms of creativity and information architecture. Doing the same on a mobile device is close...

Development

JavaScript-Turbo: Head.js Speeds Up Your Website

November 3rd, 2012
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JavaScript-Turbo: Head.js Speeds Up Your Website

Complex websites would not work well without JavaScript. Often there are several scripts residing in the head of your HTML document. The more you embed, the slower your website, potentially. Head.js is a JavaScript tool that calls itself the only script you need. We have put it to the test and found out that...